Lewitt Construction Inc. has been providing general contracting services to Toronto and the GTA since 1990. In their 30+ years of business, they have done everything from renovations and additions to restoration and heritage projects, but their specialty is building beautiful custom homes. Lewitt Construction Inc. is a team built from professional engineers and a network of skilled trades, and with every project, their goal is always the same – they want to make their clients' dreams for their homes a reality and leave them smiling!
When Lewitt Construction was approached by architect Joe Knight of blackLAB architects inc. to work on this custom deck, they were all too excited to be a part of such a unique project. The architect and clients had considered doing black metal throughout, but really loved and preferred the look of copper; they loved the idea of incorporating a natural metal into the framework and had an appreciation for how it would age beautifully as time went on. It became clear that copper was going to be the only way to go, but sourcing the material and finding skilled trades willing and able to fabricate the panel frames proved to be challenging. Lewitt Construction reached out to us here at Ferrier Wire Goods Company Ltd. and found we could supply the woven copper mesh, and after months (months!) of searching, they were lucky to find Greg over at Certified Trade Solutions Inc. Greg has years of experience working with various metals but was not as familiar with copper. He was eager to get involved and work with the team at Lewitt Construction in trying to source the copper, as well as experiment with welding and forming techniques to obtain the best possible results.
As you can see from the photographs, the completed deck is stunning and the gorgeous copper accents throughout really complement the natural beauty of the IPE wood that was used. Most importantly, the clients were incredibly happy with the end result, and they look forward to enjoying many good times on this deck in the years to come!